Press Release:-Winners of passes to the Guinness Black Lounge and specially invited guests for the Easter Sunday event, Rise Up were thrilled at the amazing experience they received.  

The Guinness Black Lounge stood out as the envy of patrons to the event, with a beautifully decorated elevated platform, affording guests one of the best views of the stage on the night.

Twenty Five Guinness Black Lounge winners mingled with local celebrities and staff of WLBL, savouring several photo ops as they enjoyed the music and special treats.

(One of the Guinness black lounge winners dressed for the occasion)

Guinness was a proud sponsor of Rise Up, which featured headliners Jah Cure and Sizzla, as well as Saint Lucian performers Meshach, Rob Zi & Phyness, DYP and DJ’s Sir Lancealot and A1 Jugglers.

A massive crowd turned out at the Soufriere stadium to witness the epic event which saw Jah Cure and Sizzla imparting positive messages of love, peace, unity and zero tolerance to crime and violence. This, coupled with a wide repertoire of Reggae hits, saw the concert event running smoothly from 7 pm Sunday April 16 to shortly before 2 am Monday morning April 17.

At that point, the spotlight was on Sizzla who closed the show, celebrating his birthday on stage that day.

But the celebrations had started much earlier with the Guinness Black Lounge winners and guests who were the toast of Guinness on the night and were treated as real stars. Not only were they welcomed by a bevy of Guinness beauties, but were treated to food and drinks as well as a tasty Guinness decorated cake, which crowned the dessert menu.

According to Guinness Brand manager Rohan Lovence “The idea was to bring the brand to life in a way that consumers could connect, showing that Guinness is truly made of more.”

Indeed Sunday’s Guinness Black Lounge was “Made of More” and then some, as all could attest to. In fact the Guinness Black Lounge most definitely did rise up to the occasion.